The fliers have spoken: London’s Heathrow Airport sucks.
A poll of 14,500 frequent fliers, all participants in the Priority Pass airport lounge program, has again ranked the best and worst of the airport world, with Heathrow hitting rock-bottom for the second year in a row. Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris landed second from the floor.
Los Angeles International Airport was third worst, despite having poured $1 billion into a recent overhaul. Frankfurt International and Miami International round out the lowest five. In the United States, voters reserved their venom for Chicago, Atlanta and JFK, along with those awful enough to make the global list.
According to a statement from Priority Pass, “A result that suggests anyone wanting a romantic break in Paris should avoid the Heathrow-Charles de Gaulle route if they don’t want to kill the mood.” Ouch!
Jonathan French, head of brand for Priority Pass, says, “Sadly, Heathrow remains firmly entrenched as the airport the world loves to hate,” added Jonathan French, head of brand for Priority Pass.
At the positive end of the survey, Singapore’s Changi took the top spot again, followed by Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok. Amsterdam Schipol came in as the European favorite.